Artists compete to decorate school

March 20, 2006
A mural of silhouettes, a brilliantly colored mosaic, or a striking piece of sculpture will grace the halls of a local school thanks to a unique Elm City arts program. The City of New Haven’s Percent for Art program, which stipulates that 1 percent of the city’s contribution to the construction of certain municipal buildings »

Health care providers adjust to new plan

February 28, 2006
After nearly two months of red tape and emergency pill supplies, confusion over prescription medication coverage caused by a massive overhaul of national prescription drug coverage has finally begun to draw to a close for some New Haven residents. The national prescription medication coverage under Medicare was expanded beginning Jan. 1, but this move created »

Islamic Week raises awareness

February 23, 2006
With events ranging from Monday’s master’s tea about “FUNdamentalist Films” to Friday’s TGIJ (Thank God it’s Jum’a), an open sermon and prayer, Islamic Awareness Week has drawn record turnout this year from students interested in learning about the Muslim faith. Muslim Student Association President Ahmed Makani ’07 said turnout at this year’s events has been »

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February 16, 2006
Although more than half of Dwight Hall’s Cabinet members voted for a financial aid reform resolution at a meeting Wednesday night, the resolution did not pass, as it failed to receive the required two-thirds majority. The cabinet voted on the resolution titled “Yale Must Reform Its Financial Aid Policy” following a debate regarding the nature »

Building proposal is retracted

February 8, 2006
Following recent community resistance to some of the University’s plans for development on Science Hill, Yale officials have withdrawn a request to secure zoning requirements for the new biology building planned for Whitney Avenue, backing out of a zoning hearing that was scheduled to take place tonight. Yale Associate Vice President of New Haven and »

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February 1, 2006
Continuing campus debate on financial aid has led Yale’s center for service and social justice to propose reforms beyond those the University made last year. The resolution, outlined by the 2006 Dwight Hall Cabinet Tuesday night, proposes reductions in the student financial aid contributions of at least 50 percent. Members of the Dwight Hall Student »

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January 26, 2006
Yale-New Haven Hospital has now received the go-ahead to raise money for its controversial new cancer center, but the approval comes with some strings attached. The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority approved bonding authority for the $430 million center on Tuesday in spite of protests from groups such as the Hospital Debt Justice Project, »

Medical zone is approved

January 19, 2006
Following seven months of public hearings and delays, the New Haven City Plan Commission approved changes to part of the zoning ordinances to accommodate the proposed Yale-New Haven Hospital Cancer Center Wednesday night. But although the changes to the text of the zoning ordinance was approved, proposed changes to the zoning map were not discussed »

Cancer center awaits key votes on zoning proposal

January 12, 2006
After months of delays, the proposed Yale-New Haven Hospital Cancer Center entered the new year with an uncertain future. The New Haven City Plan Commission will hold a public hearing Jan. 18 to discuss the special medical zone proposed by Yale-New Haven, which must be approved for the center to be constructed as proposed. Once »

Schools request additional funding

January 10, 2006
Halfway through its construction and renovation projects, the New Haven Public Schools system needs more money. Gov. M. Jodi Rell placed eight of the 10 construction projects originally approved for budget increases by the City of New Haven on a priority list to be approved by the state legislature during its spring session. The two »

City to target homelessness with 10-year plan

December 7, 2005
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced plans last week to decrease over the next 10 years the percentage of New Haven citizens who chronically find themselves on New Haven streets. At a news conference on the New Haven Green last Friday, the mayor joined with local and national officials to publicize New Haven’s 10-Year Plan to »

Service agency gets new leaders

December 2, 2005
Following intervention by the state, a local community service agency is attempting to rebuild its damaged reputation and focus on its mission to serve New Haven’s families. The Connecticut State Department of Social Services replaced the leadership of the Community Action Agency of New Haven this month with John E. Richardson, Jr. as interim chief »